As I mentioned in my last post, I'm going to keep repeating days under c25k until i can complete them. Then move on to the next.
Today was my second stab at w1d1 at the official 60/90 timed pace. Now that I know how long 60 seconds is (argh!) when timed properly I must say again that i don't think i could do this without the motivation of the podcast telling me when I'm done with each interval, pushing me to go on, and congratulating me when i make it through each interval. That rocks. I feed on praise.
Last time (2 days ago) i could only make it to interval 5 before I had to quit and walk the rest of them. Today I made it to interval 6, had to stop and walk the last 30 seconds of interval 6, BUT was recovered and ready to run again my interval 7 so I ran interval 7 and 8. Next time on Sat hopefully I will be able to do all 8 intervals and can cross w1d1 off my list. I realize this is going to be a long hard road but I'm encouraged and not going to give up.
It's also interesting for me to note that since I started weight training and walking/running more (as I mentioned in my previous post I had been haphazardly trying to do some walk/runs under my own poor timing) the shin splints went away. Now what holds me back, like today, is feeling dizzy/out of breath. I do think it's a record of my own poor fitness but I also like to think it's because of this insufferable heat in Northern VA right now. 90+ degrees at 9am. Ridiculous.
I came home after the cool down and wet myself down with ice water out of the hose and had a glass of water. I still feel a little woozy like hungover.
Also I calculated it and I'm walk/running 4.8mph. I wonder if that is that a good pace or if should I be pushing myself to run faster, even if it means I can't complete all the intervals.
I hope my post gives other newcomers to c25k encouragement. Keep going, you can do it!